Murder charges for man police say intentionally rammed SUV into Silver Diner in Tysons Corner
TYSONS CORNER, Va. - The man police say internationally rammed his vehicle into a Tysons Corner restaurant has been charged with murder following the death of a person who was injured during the incident.
Police say 59-year-old Samuel Abutoh of Springfield intentionally and repeatedly rammed his SUV into the Silver Diner in the May 4 incident. 74-year-old Andrew Sheren of McLean died last month from injuries he suffered while he was walking into the restaurant.
Abutoh now faces second degree murder charges in addition to various felony destruction and arson charges.
Authorities say Abutoh, who had been a cook at the restaurant, was on bereavement leave at the time of the crash. After the crash they say he poured liquid on himself and set himself on fire.
Abutoh was hospitalized for some time after the crash. The diner was closed for several days while repairs were made.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.